My daughter was talking about a passage she had recently read in a book her sister had recommended. The passage went something like “there must be a little uncertainty for one to have faith.” We didn’t have much time to talk about it further – Caroline doesn’t have much spare time until her kids are fast asleep. But, the little bit of discussion stuck with me.
Our Christian faith is all about faith and hope even in the darkest times. We are a people who find a way to live, survive, and even thrive – to find a way during the most uncertain of times. It’s important that we make room for a little uncertainty, a little mystery, in our lives.
My Sufi friend would say that we should trust, we should expect help will come when we need it. Even the nervous effort to compel it to come will put an obstacle in its pathway.
In a way, uncertainty, fear, apprehension are precursors to miracles. Although it seems inconsistent – uncertainty brings comfort.